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Through The Lens: ‘A Run For More’

Callaghan O’Hare
A Run for More

In 2018, Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe, a transgender woman, ran for a city council seat in San Antonio, Texas — just as a flurry of anti-trans legislation ­­was kicking up. 

Gonzales-Wolfe didn’t intend to run with a transgender platform; she simply wanted to be of service to her San Antonio community. Filmmaker Ray Whitehouse said of her: “Frankie is the kind of politician I think we all wish we had running.” Indeed, Gonzales-Wolfe was raised with politics, worked on many campaigns and is politically savvy — but now that it’s her campaign, things are personal. “A Run for More” is a film about what it means to be a politician and what goes into truly understanding your community. Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe and Ray Whitehouse join us this Friday at 12 p.m. to talk about their film “A Run for More.”

You can see “A Run for More” in-person next Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Doug, Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe, Sophia Hawes-Tingey, and Max Green at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This screening is hosted by the Utah Film Center and is part of their Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival. Admission to the screening is donation based. You can find more information about how to attend here.

Content warning: There is a scene about sexual assault in this film and we play and discuss it in this episode. Please know that help is available for free at the Utah Crisis Line. Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) [toll free] or 801-587-3000 [local]. Read more about the Utah Crisis Line on their website.


Airdate: Friday, October 6, 2023 at 12 p.m. and Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11 a.m.